Curriculum and Instruction

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How Arts Teachers Are Strengthening Students' Social-Emotional Muscles

Arts experiences—like singing in a choir or drawing graffiti—can open students to new ways of thinking, and offer teachers powerful opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills. (June 26, 2019)

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Spotlight on Writing Across the Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to provide timely feedback, how cross-curricular literacy boosts achievement, and how simple writing exercises can help lower-income students thrive.

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Citizen Z: An Educaton Week Project
To better understand the role of education in America’s current civics crisis, Education Week has undertaken a long-term investigation. See the results of that work.

Literacy For The Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

STEM Education
Government agencies, business groups, and policymakers continue to prioritize support for the STEM fields. In this special report, Education Week takes a closer look at these STEM gateways, searching out ones that offer new avenues—like hands-on preparation for advanced manufacturing—and the efforts to break down longstanding barriers, like remedial algebra.

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Data: Most States Require History, But Not Civics
High school students spend far more time in school learning about America’s history than they do learning about its civic values, according to a 50-state survey by Education Week. The results show that while most states require students to study civics, just eight require them to take a yearlong civics or government class in order to graduate.

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North Carolina elementary schools are in a state of confusion as the legal fight escalates over what program to use to test the reading skills of their youngest students.
August 23, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
A proposed law that would require all California high school students take an ethnic studies course is on hold for this year after the draft curriculum prompted weeks of escalating controversy from diverse groups whose members said they were misrepresented or excluded.
August 23, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Will teachers use the "originality reports" added to Google's popular Classroom platform to target cheaters—or tee up teachable moments about fair use and proper citation?
August 22, 2019 – Education Week
Experimenting with new types and arrangements of furniture can radically change your students' classroom experience, writes Julia Cin.
August 21, 2019 – Teacher
Teachers have been encouraged to bring more primary sources into the classroom, but doing so presents a challenge when the voices of Native Americans and other historically marginalized groups are so often missing from these documents.
August 16, 2019 – Education Week
Powderhouse Studios was supposed to open this fall after winning a $10 million startup grant from XQ Institute. But after nearly seven years of planning, school committee members unanimously rejected the high school in March.
August 15, 2019 – Education Week
The draft of the ethnic studies curriculum is meant to be used as a guide for educators to develop their own school programs. But the proposed draft came came under fire from some groups who argue it is a left-wing tool meant to indoctrinate teens.
August 14, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
In the wake of recent shootings linked to white supremacy and an uptick in hate crimes, we need to teach students to actively work against racism, writes Christina Torres.
August 21, 2019 – Teacher
Even if you're too busy to wade through dense 30-page articles on best practices, don't give up on research, writes educator Cassandra O'Sullivan Sachar.
August 7, 2019 – Education Week
The California Department of Education has posted a draft of its proposed ethnic studies curriculum – the first state-level curriculum on the academic subject in the country – and is asking for public feedback.
August 1, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

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